Altru Cancer Center
1000 South Columbia Road, P.O. Box 6003
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58206
Altru Health Systems, since 1997, is an integrated health care system. Altru Health systems provides a wide variety of services and specialties from seven locations, located throughout Grand Forks, as well as 13 regional clinics, and outreach services at 19 cities in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota. Services from allergy and immunology, and cancer care to surgical services, thoracic medicine, and vein therapy are offered through Altru Health Systems. Altru Health Systems offers these services through several centers including: an ear, nose & throat center, a heart & vascular center, women’s services, a diabetes center, a rehabilitation center, and Altru Cancer Center.
Located on Altru Health System’s main campus, Altru Cancer Center is connected to Altru Main Clinic and Altru Hospital . Altru has been approved by the American College of Surgeons comprehensive community hospital cancer center program for the past 30 years. The American College of Surgeons approval is recognized as the “gold standard” by the Joint Commission Accredited Healthcare Organizations, the American Cancer Society, and the Association of Community Cancer Centers.
Altru Cancer Center’s team of surgeons, physicians, oncologists, radiologists, and research scientists treat all types of cancer from A-Z, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Cancer treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Altru Cancer Center patients typically receive more than one type of treatment. Cancer specialists develop treatment plans to fit each persons specific case, however, because combined treatments offer the best chance at survival, patients may receive a combination of all three treatments. Keep in mind that the main methods used to treat cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, and various forms of radiation therapy. Altru Cancer Center features medical and radiation oncology services, clinical research, and a wide variety of supportive care services.
Altru Health System is a charter member of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). NCCTG is based at the Mayo Clinic, and it consists of a network of cancer specialists throughout the country. This membership allows Altru Cancer Center specialists access to the latest information on advanced cancer treatment, and it allows Altru Cancer Center patients the opportunity to participate in research treatments and clinical trials at Altru facilities.
In addition to the main center in Grand Forks , North Dakota , Altru Health Systems North Dakota clinics include: Cavalier, Drayton, Lake Region , Lakota, and New Rockford. Altru Health Systems Minnesota locations include: Crookston, Erskine, Fertile, Greenbush, Red Lake Falls, Roseau, and Warrod.